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About DSM 4 Equity

DSM 4 Equity is Central Iowa’s effort to increase equity by connecting the region to local data, resources, and community initiatives. DSM 4 Equity was created by the DSM USA 4 Equity Collective. The DSM USA 4 Equity Collective is an effort developed through Capital Crossroads which is composed of a broad range of community stakeholders focused on the development of a metric system that seeks to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all community efforts. The Collective’s mission is to develop tools, plans, and goals that can build more equitable practices across businesses and communities. The Collective aims to assist the region in developing long-term metrics and indicators to gauge progress towards DEI efforts.

About Capital Crossroads

Capital Crossroads is a bold but achievable vision pushing Central Iowans to dream big, not settle for good enough, think long term, and work together. Capital Crossroads brings together nearly 700 community volunteers to meet the challenges of the future while building on our past successes. It is in partnership with Catch Des Moines, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Polk County and the United Way of Central Iowa.

Sponsors of DSM 4 Equity

We are grateful to the organizations that invested in the DSM USA 4 Equity Collective, including the Organizational Equity Practices Assessment and the data dashboard (coming in 2023). Thank you for your support of equity in Central Iowa.

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

Greater Des Moines Partnership

Kum & Go


Polk County

United Way of Central Iowa

Wells Fargo

And a special thank you to Kum & Go for donating staff time to develop and design the DSM 4 Equity website to ensure there is a dynamic place for the community to access equity resources.

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